Essay On The Gettysburg Address

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1863 ABRAHAM LINCOLN

[THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS]
PAULA SIMÓN POMARADA

“The Gettysburg Address” is the most famous speech of Abraham Lincoln, the president of United States. was given on day November, 19th 1863, at the dedication of The Soldiers National Cemetery in the city of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to commemorate the soldiers who died in the battle of Gettysburg, during the American Civil War.
In less than 300 words, is one of the most exciting political speeches in history, but that day the main address had been assigned to Edward Everett, a major speaker at the time, whose speech had over 13609 words and lasted two hours.
In contrast the brief words of the president Lincoln summarized war, the feeling of the people
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Abraham Lincoln.**
These last famous words: ”Of the people , by the people, for the people”, are used to define democracy and was even adapted by the second article of the constitution of The Fifth French Republic.
Lincoln wanted to change the course of events making war a battle against slavery and obtain support for The Union, both outside the country and inside.
He always felt that slavery was deplorable. From his childhood in Indiana in a old hut, suffered poverty and hard agricultural working from the beginning of his live , because he was abused by his father forced him to work on the land , having contact with the slaves , he immediately put in their place. Lincoln coming to declare that
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